It’s like the mother ship has landed now that Pixi Glow Tonic Beauty Elixir Toner ($29) is available here in the US. As a toner and facial mist junkie I was excited about Pixi Glow Tonic as much as the next person. However, I was unable to get my hands on it this past Summer when I went to London as it was sold out in store and has been selling out since the release.
It seemed hopeless trying to get my hands on this very popular product but just this past month Pixi Glow Tonic has become available within the US.
Did it restore my glow? Did it exfoliate it my skin? Did it do all the things that everyone across the UK has been raving about?
I recently ordered two bottles of Pixi Glow Tonic for myself but prior to that I had received a press sample so I’ve been using that for two weeks, twice a day. It’s the first step in my skincare regime every morning and the second step, after washing my face, in the evening.
This comes in a 8.5 oz bottle so you might want to grab two bottles when shopping it as that 8.5 oz will likely go fast used daily. I wish it came in the pump style bottle that the UK has but this comes in a tip to pour bottle with a tiny spout for us US users.
The rose gold liquid is awful pretty but I’m not terribly keen on the scent of the product which is a mature rose fragrance that kinda reminds me of Kose Happy Bath Day products.
Pixi created this with zero alcohol and absolutely no oil. Too many toners have a ton of alcohol in them which creates drier skin and strips terribly. This contains none! Ingredients include Glycolic Acid (5%), Ginseng, Fructose, Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera and Horse Chestnut Extracts.
These ingredients are excellent for normal to dry skin and aging skin to help tone, firm, tighten, and exfoliate skin gently for a brighter appearance. Glycolic Acid works to remove dead skin cells and also to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.
To use it simply pour a tiny bit onto a cotton pad and swipe it all over your face. Following up with your serums, moisturizers, and other lotions and potions (make sure you use SPF as well as the AHA will make your skin more sensitive to sunlight).
I’ve heard people liken this to the legendary P50 Balancing Exfoliater but I can’t compare the two as I’ve never used P50 myself.
I was worried at first that it might make my skin drier as a majority of the reviews I read from UK Bloggers the product was tested on younger skin with oily, blemish prone issues. I have drier skin that isn’t prone to breakouts. People have really been raving the fact that it really helped with their acne and break outs so I convinced myself it would likely be drying on my skin somehow.
I was pleasantly surprised that the first use my skin felt nicely hydrated and it didn’t strip my skin. It didn’t break me out (rarely do I break out though so take that into consideration) either. I actually exfoliate once a week using a facial scrub but after the first week of using this I didn’t feel the need to do my end of the week scrub. My skin was much more smoother! My drier, patchy areas softer and more refined. After week two my skin wasn’t glowing and I didn’t feel like it restored my youthful glow but my moisturizer and foundation were applying easier and weren’t sitting on top of my dry skin! My moisturizer was absorbed easily and my foundation was looking fresher and wasn’t caking up on my drier, flaker areas like around my cheeks!
Some folks had expressed they had a nice glow after use but again that didn’t really happen for me. My skin still looks rather dull but isn’t as dry as it once was. I believe with continued use I’ll see even better results! Other uses said that their skin stopped breaking out and pores was clear as well after using for a longer period. I have smaller pores so they aren’t congested or blocked so I can’t say if this whisked away any gunk in my pores. For me it was all about the exfoliation the product offered as I can visibly see and feel how much more softer and smoother my skin is. That makes this toner priceless as I suffer from a good deal of dryness in the Winter!
Given time I hope it’ll lighten the smaller dark spots I have on my lower jaw line and perhaps restore glow to my lackluster skin but as of now it does a beautiful job whisking away dryness without stripping my skin.
Don’t doubt this one for all skin types as it seems to be a hit with everyone right now and with a mere two weeks of use under my belt I saw some very nice results with it.
This one is becoming part of my daily skincare regime.
Very happy I purchased two more bottles.
Do grab some!
It’s available now at www.pixibeauty.com.
Used it for yourself?
Do share your results!